Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2013

Abstract

Catheter based ablation therapy has evolved as an invaluable tool in the management of symptomatic patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The procedure of AF ablation requires instrumentation in the systemic circulation predisposing to various concerns that can result in systemic embolization. We will describe the reported incidence of these events and refer to the various pathophysiologic explanations for their occurrence. Details on the risk factors and the relevant studies will also be reviewed. Preventive and treatment strategies in patients undergoing the ablation procedure will be discussed.

Volume

5

Issue

6

First Page

843

Last Page

843

ISSN

1941-6911

Disciplines

Cardiology

PubMedID

28496842

Department(s)

Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

Included in

Cardiology Commons

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